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About WaterBrook & Multnomah

 

WaterBrook Mission

WaterBrook publishes books that inspire readers to find rich, spiritual purpose in their daily lives. We seek creative approaches and innovative messages that draw on the Bible, experiential learning, story, and practical guidance to help readers thrive as they follow Jesus amid the complexities and opportunities of life today.

Our notable authors include Tim Tebow, Jordan Lee Dooley, Carlos Whittaker, Jennie Allen, Eugene Peterson, Michael Todd, Jo Saxton, Brian Houston, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, John Mark Comer, Liz Curtis Higgs, Nick Vujicic, Carey Nieuwhof, and Latasha Morrison.

 

Multnomah Mission

Multnomah publishes books that proclaim the Gospel, equip followers of Jesus to make disciples, and invite readers into a deeper relationship with God. We seek timeless messages from Christian voices that challenge readers to approach life from a biblical perspective.

Multnomah features such notable voices as David Platt, Anne Graham Lotz, Mark Batterson, Katie Davis Majors, Steven Furtick, Jon Tyson, Trillia Newbell, and bestselling classics from authors David Jeremiah, Francine Rivers, John Piper, and Randy Alcorn.

 

History

WaterBrook and Multnomah are two imprints of Penguin Random House. WaterBrook was launched in September 1996 as an autonomous publishing imprint of Doubleday with the intent to publish books for Christians. Since the release of our first books in 1998, our publishing program has grown dramatically through the expansion of WaterBrook as well as the purchase of Harold Shaw Publishers in 2000 and acquisition of Multnomah Books in August 2006. Today the WaterBrook and Multnomah backlists feature a stellar roster of bestselling authors including Jennie Allen, Liz Curtis Higgs, David Platt, Lisa Tawn Bergren, Randy Alcorn, Kay Arthur, Mark Batterson, Tim Tebow, Cindy Woodsmall, Chris & Kerry Shook, Latasha Morrison, Joanna Weaver, John Piper, Steven Furtick, Shaunti Feldhahn, Andy Stanley, Francine Rivers, Nick Vujicic, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Bruce Wilkinson, and many more.

 

Today

While the foundational Christian perspective of our publishing program remains unchanged, the focus of each imprint is distinct. WaterBrook publishes books in the areas of practical life, motivation and inspiration, devotional and gift books, relationships and parenting, biography, memoir, topical Bible study, and spiritual formation along with captivating works of fiction and children’s books. Multnomah publishes books in the areas of discipleship and spiritual growth, Christian living, Bible study, apologetics, theology, devotional, evangelism, leadership as well as children’s books and works of uplifting fiction.

 

Distinctives

As imprints of Penguin Random House—the largest English-language publisher in the world—WaterBrook and Multnomah compete with the best publishers in the world while seeking to serve our readers and the Church at a personal level. We foster a small company atmosphere, allowing for entrepreneurial thought, creativity, and innovation, while also leveraging the benefits of deep corporate support. That combination allows us to bring the best of both worlds to our authors, partners, and readers. Our experienced leadership team brings a high level of expertise in all areas, as well as an informed and experienced publishing approach that is on par with the best in the world.

 

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Book Trailer: I LOVE JESUS, BUT I WANT TO DIE by Sarah J. Robinson

A compassionate, shame-free guide for your darkest days

“A one-of-a-kind book . . . to read for yourself or give to a struggling friend or loved one without the fear that depression and suicidal thoughts will be minimized, medicalized or over-spiritualized.”—Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church

What happens when loving Jesus doesn’t cure you of depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts? You might be crushed by shame over your mental illness, only to be told by well-meaning Christians to “choose joy” and “pray more.” So you beg God to take away the pain, but nothing eases the ache inside. As darkness lingers and color drains from your world, you’re left wondering if God has abandoned you.

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Sneak Peek: NO JOURNEY TOO FAR by Carrie Turansky

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A family long divided, a mysterious trunk, and a desperate journey across the ocean—all in the name of love. The epic saga of the McAlisters continues in this riveting sequel to No Ocean Too Wide.
 
In 1909, Grace McAlister set sail for Canada as one of the thousands of British Home Children taken from their families and their homeland. Though she is fortunate enough to be adopted by wealthy parents, the secrets of her past are kept hidden for ten years until someone from her long-buried childhood arrives on her doorstep. With this new connection to her birth family, will she be brave enough to leave her sheltered life in Toronto and uncover the truth?

After enduring hardship as an indentured British Home Child, Garth McAlister left Canada to serve in [ … ]

Sneak Peek: NO JOURNEY TOO FAR by Carrie Turansky

Start reading chapter one

A family long divided, a mysterious trunk, and a desperate journey across the ocean—all in the name of love. The epic saga of the McAlisters continues in this riveting sequel to No Ocean Too Wide.
 
In 1909, Grace McAlister set sail for Canada as one of the thousands of British Home Children taken from their families and their homeland. Though she is fortunate enough to be adopted by wealthy parents, the secrets of her past are kept hidden for ten years until someone from her long-buried childhood arrives on her doorstep. With this new connection to her birth family, will she be brave enough to leave her sheltered life in Toronto and uncover the truth?

After enduring hardship as an indentured British Home Child, Garth McAlister left Canada [ … ]

Sneak Peek: THE ALWAYS GOD by Jarrett Stephens

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Our unchanging God can change everything. Discover how with the influential teaching pastor of one of America’s largest and most diverse churches.

There’s a rising sense of uncertainty and turmoil in the world and in our lives. Loss and disappointment seem endless—whether because of an unexpected diagnosis, a desperate search for a job, or our concern for the future of those we love.

During heart-crushing “Why is this happening?” moments, we can feel abandoned. Has God given up on us? Is he no longer responding? Has he just . . . left?

Pastor Jarrett Stephens understands. He’s battled his own doubt and frustration and has walked with others through their struggles and anxieties.

And he’s discovered some really good news. Even when we don’t understand what God is doing, he is always at work—pursuing the lost, restoring thebroken, calming the anxious, comforting thelonely, helping the angry, encouraging the fearful, and forgiving the guilty.

The Always God invites us to quiet ourselves and listen [ … ]

Sneak Peek: GET OUTSIDE by Ink & Willow

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For nature lovers seeking a greater appreciation of God’s creation comes a guided journal featuring inspirational quotes, thoughtful journaling prompts, and valuable information to enhance every outdoor adventure.

Designed to be sturdy enough to be taken along on nature hikes or any outdoor excursions, this beautifully designed guided journal will help you become more attentive to the handiwork of God in the great outdoors and in your own heart.

An activity log provides space to record every outdoor adventure, while guides to cloud formations, flora and fauna, navigation by the stars, outdoor photography, and wilderness safety give you the confidence to wander off the beaten path. Additional features include the top ten outdoor survival myths, a state-by-state list of top outdoor destinations, dos and don’ts of day hiking, how U.S. mountains compare in [ … ]

Contact Us:

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By Mail

WaterBrook & Multnomah
10807 New Allegiance Drive Suite 500
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

By Phone

Toll Free: 1-800-603-7051
Tel: 719-590-4999
Fax: 719-590-8977

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